Elementary Education Degree Program

BA Degree - Elementary Education (K-6 grade level)

In addition to the essential education requirements, majors in Elementary Education must complete the Education requirements and one approved concentration:

Education Requirements:

  • BIOL1400 Unity of Life or
  •      BIOL1260 Environmental Biology 3 s.h.
  • SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
  • ENGL1100 Discourse I or
         ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2100 Discourse II or
         ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • * Mathematics elective (MATH1250, MATH1320, MATH1380 recommended) 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II or
  •      HIST2420 U.S. History since 1877 3 s.h.
  • POLS1300 American Government or an approved American Government with civic literacy class
  • EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
  • EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading/Literacy Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
         (may be met by electing EDUC3280, EDUC3290, EDUC3330, or EDUC3450).
         Students with concentrations in Art, Music, or Physical Education must conduct the
         internship in the appropriate subject area. 2-3 s.h.
  • EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • ** EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2500 Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts 1-3 s.h.
         OR Methods courses in 1. Elementary Physical Education 2. Health/Wellness 3. Visual Arts 4. Performance Arts
         (Music or Creative Drama)

*A Computer Science course will not meet the mathematics elective.

**Students with majors in Elementary Education and another teaching discipline who are seeking endorsements at both the elementary and secondary levels should substitute EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching. Students with a concentration in K-8 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

 

 

Max Martell

Just finishing his first semester in elementary education on the Independence Campus, Max Martell shares the best part about his experience:

“I really like the professors. They’re really supportive and available for any questions and concerns. I found out about Graceland through my best friend’s mother, who went through the elementary program here and is now back for grad school.”                                                                              

-- Max Martell '18

 

 

Endorsements

Art

Art (K-8)

  • ARTS1210 2-D Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1220 3-D Design 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1230 Drawing 3 s.h.
  • ARTS2300 Art History Survey: Ancient to Medieval or
        
    ARTS2310 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3100 Modern to Contemporary Art History 3 s.h.
  • Approved Art electives (not to include ARTS4350) 9 s.h.
  • ARTS3300 Art for Elementary School 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in Art) 2 s.h.

 

Coaching

  • ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
  •      HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • PHED3410 Theory of Coaching 1 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.

See the Health and Movement Science major for the most current information.

English/Language Arts (K-8)

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • ENGL1100 Discourse I or
         ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2100 Discourse II or
         ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas, 1491-1865 3 s.h.
  • ENGL3100 Discourse III 3 s.h.
  • THTR1220 Beginning Acting or
  •      THTR1240 Vocal Presentation Skills 3 s.h.

 

Health (K-8)

  • BIOL1400 Unity of Life or
         BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.
  • 3 s.h. of Health related electives from:
  •    ATHT3100 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 s.h.
  •    BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 s.h.
  •    BIOL2350 Introduction to Microbiology 4 s.h. or
         BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
  •    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
  •    HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 2 s.h.
  •    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.

 

Mathematics (K-8)

  • Approved Computer Programming Elective 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • MATH1250 Informal Geometry or
  • MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
  • MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
  • MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
  • Approved Mathematics Electives (MATH prefix) 6 s.h.

 

Mathematics (K-8)

  • Approved Computer Programming Elective 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • MATH1250 Informal Geometry or
  • MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
  • MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
  • MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
  • Approved Mathematics Electives (MATH prefix) 6 s.h.

 

**K-8 Mild and Moderate Special Education:

  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3220 K-8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Learners 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 14 s.h.

**Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum, 2 s.h.

 

***5-12 Mild and Moderate Special Education

  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Learners 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3260 Transition Programming 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities or
         EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child & Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching or
         EDUC4480 Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 14 s.h.

***Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum, 2 s.h.

 

Music (K-8)

 

Physical Education (K-8)

  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h. or
         BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h. and BIOL3440 Human Physiology 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in P.E.) 2 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
  • PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science 2 s.h.
  • PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.
  • PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
  • PHED/RECR3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • 3 s.h. of related Physical Education Electives from the following:
       ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
       Physical Education Activities 1-2 s.h. (PHED prefix, only 2 s.h. of which may be Intercollegiate Athletics)
       PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
       PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.

PK-3 Early Childhood Education

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2390 Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3290 Early Childhood Practicum 2.5 s.h.
  • EDUC3310 Early Childhood Education (Preprimary/Kindergarten) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3620 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4440 Early Childhood Student Teaching (substitutes for EDUC4400) 14 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.

 

Reading (K-8)

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3330 K-6 Reading Practicum 2-3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods (Elementary) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.

Science-Basic (K-8)

  • SCIE1250 Descriptive Astronomy 3 s.h.
  • SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
  • SCIE3030 The Nature of Science 3 s.h.
  • Elective of any class with SCIE, CHEM, or PHYS prefix 3 - 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
  • Six hours of chemistry from the following:
  • CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry 3 s.h.
  • CHEM1430 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM1431 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 4 s.h.
  • CHEM1440 Principles of Chemistry II and CHEM1441 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 4 s.h.
  • Six hours of biology from the following:
  • BIOL1260 Environmental Biology 3 s.h.
  • BIOL1400 Unity of Life 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2100 Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2430 Animal Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2440 Plant Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.

 

Social Science-History (K-8)

  • HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
  • HIST2400 Historical Inquiry 3 s.h.
  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
  • American History Electives 3 s.h.
  • World History Electives 3 s.h.
  • History Electives 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Art, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.

 

Social Science-Social Studies (K-8)

  • ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
  • History Elective 3 s.h.
  • POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.

 

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Courses for Elementary Education

BIOL1260 Environmental Biology (3-0) 3 s.h.
An exploration of the environment, including the normal structure and functioning of ecosystems and the human impact on these ecosystems. Current environmental issues, such as human population growth, air and water pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, and ecosystem degradation, will be considered. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Peace

BIOL1400 Unity of Life (3-0) 3 s.h.
A study of the key characteristics of life that unite all living organisms, including humans. Emphasis will be placed on comparing how humans and other organisms fulfill basic life needs. Will not count for credit in the Biology major or minor. Goal 1A, ELO6 Science - Equality

EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in this class for admittance into Teacher Education and to enroll in junior-level education classes. Prerequisite: At least second semester freshman standing. Co-requisite: EDUC1410

EDUC1410 Clinical Experience for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
A robust series of well-sequenced early clinical field experiences that connect to and integrate the content of EDUC1400. Students will observe and participate in teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. Corequisite: EDUC1400 (concurrent registration required). (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
A survey of literature for children. Prepare to use knowledge of children’s literature for modeling the reading and writing of varied genres, fiction and nonfiction, technology- and media-based information, and non-print materials; for motivating through the use of texts at multiple levels, representing broad interests, and reflecting varied cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and perspectives; and for matching text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Includes a brief survey of literature for the adolescent. Does not apply toward literature for general education.

EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
Acquire information pertaining to teacher education requirements and candidate responsibilities for the program assessment system. Take the C-BASE examination and complete other testing required for program participation. Enroll the semester after completion of EDUC1400 Introduction to Education. Also required for all transfer students during their first semester or term at Graceland. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Co-requisite: EDUC1400.

EDUC2500 Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts 1-3 s.h.
Development of skills and abilities related to learning physical education, health/wellness, visual and performance arts methods for teaching in the elementary classroom.

EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases, and learning to relate effectively to various groups in order to foster respect for diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in educating various societal subgroups. Pre- or co-requisite: EDUC1400. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality

EDUC3280 Middle School Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A two-week practicum in a middle school classroom. Prerequisites: EDUC3560 and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis).

EDUC3290 Early Childhood Practicum 1-2.5 s.h.
A pre-student teaching practicum of at least 100 clock hours. Work with three age levels: (1) infant and toddler, (2) preprimary, and (3) primary students in two different settings such as rural and urban, and encompassing differing socioeconomic status, ability levels, cultural and linguistic diversity and program types and sponsorship. Prerequisites: EDUC2390, EDUC3200, EDUC3310 and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading/Literacy Instruction 3 s.h.
Study a range of research pertaining to reading, writing, and learning, including scientifically-based reading research, and knowledge of histories of reading. Examine major components of reading. Use a variety of assessment strategies to identify reading proficiencies and evaluating needs for planning and instruction and communicating results of assessments. Match text complexities to the proficiencies and needs of readers. Use knowledge of a range of research-based strategies and instructional technology for designing and delivering effective instruction across the curriculum, for grouping students, and for selecting materials appropriate for learners at various stages of reading and writing development and from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisite EDUC1400 and EDUC1410.

EDUC3330 K-6 Reading Practicum 1-3 s.h.
A three-week practicum in elementary school literacy programs for struggling students. Work with a licensed professional who observes, evaluates, and provides feedback on knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing. Effectively use reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research and work with colleagues and families in the support of reading and writing development. Prerequisites: EDUC3390, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
Examine text structure and the dimensions of content area vocabulary and comprehension (e.g. literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative). Focus on content area instruction in reading and writing that effectively uses a variety of research-based strategies and practices. Integrate curricular standards with student interests, motivation, and background knowledge. Prerequisites: EDUC3300.

EDUC3450 K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A two-week practicum in Mild/Moderate Special Education Programs in elementary schools. Prerequisites: EDUC3200, EDUC3220, and admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
Curriculum and strategies for instructing language arts, reading, and the social sciences in the elementary school. Use knowledge and assessment of reading- writing-speaking connections, listening and viewing, the writing process, the stages of spelling development, writing genres and the connections between oral and written language development to effectively teach writing as communication and integrating within the areas of history, geography, and economics. Technology and classroom management as it applies to social science and literacy methods is included. Enroll during the semester prior to enrollment in student teaching. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program and junior standing. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
An introduction to best-practice, research-based methods of inquiry based teaching and learning of science. Curriculum and strategies introduced for instructing in the areas of physical, earth/space, and life science. Integration of technology and classroom management as it applies to science methods included. Prerequisite: EDUC1400, junior standing.

EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
An introduction to best-practice, research-based methods of teaching and learning mathematical processes to include problem solving, reasoning, communication, making connections and representations to the real life experiences for student learning. Curriculum, instruction, assessment, diagnosis and evaluation strategies introduced in the areas of numbers/operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability. Integration of technology and classroom management as it applies to math methods included. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3540.

EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.
Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies for teaching literacy and mathematics in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in two different grade levels to include one primary and one intermediate placement. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3530, 3480.

EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
Examine the philosophical, historical and legal bases for special education, including the definitions and etiologies of individuals with disabilities and exceptional learning needs. Study gifted individuals and those with exceptional needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDUC1400, PSYC1300.

EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
The relationship between psychology and education with emphasis on the individual as a learner and the psychology of the learning process. A review of teaching models and classroom test construction will be covered. Prerequisite: EDUC1400, PSYC1300.

EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum 1-2 s.h.
A required two-week internship for Elementary Education majors. Interns with endorsements in English/Language Arts, Health, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Speech Communication/Theatre have full-day placements in regular elementary classroom programs. Interns with endorsements in Art, Foreign Language, Music and Physical Education have placements in these specialty-area classrooms. Elementary majors may substitute PHED3400. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 3 s.h.
A study of professional ethics, school law, educational policy, and professional organizations. As evidence of readiness for student teaching, students present a pedagogically sound portfolio which has been developed to meet the outcomes specified in the Graceland Teacher Education Program Model. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

EDUC4230 Classroom Management 3 s.h.
Designed for the Elementary and Secondary Education majors in preparation for student teaching. Review several theoretical models for managing groups of students and develop a plan for structuring appropriate learning environment. Understand strategies which motivate students and techniques to monitor student engagement in active learning. Analyze and discuss the application of concepts and techniques. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.

*EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching (K-6) 6-14 s.h.
Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of elementary student teaching in accordance with the policies in the Teacher Education Handbook. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

EDUC4450 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete 14 weeks of student teaching in art, music, or physical education. Half (7 s.h.) of the experience is secondary level and half is elementary level. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

**EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 6-14 s.h.
Elementary Education Majors complete 14 weeks of student teaching. Will include a mild/moderate special education setting and a mainstream elementary classroom. This course substitutes for EDUC4400. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) 

** This is the only student teaching course required for elementary majors completing the K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement.

ENGL1100 Discourse I 3 s.h.
"Discourse" refers to the language, images, styles, genres, behaviors and other forms of communication used by specific social and professional groups. This course introduces students to college-level writing and speaking, with a primary focus on composition. In order to lead productive academic, professional, and personal lives, students must learn to communicate their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as to seek and evaluate relevant messages sent by others. Students will produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts; and they will learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Prerequisite for students with ACT English score of 15 and below, or an SAT English score of 480 and below: DEVL1250 or two high school English courses, one of which must be or prominently require composition (not creative writing), with a grade of "C" or better in both. All students must complete Discourse I or transfer in equivalent credit by the end of their third semester at Graceland. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication

ENGL1120 Honors Discourse I 3 s.h.
"Discourse" refers to the language, images, styles, genres, behaviors and other forms of communication used by specific social and professional groups. This course introduces students to college-level writing and speaking, with a primary focus on composition. In order to lead productive academic, professional, and personal lives, students must learn to communicate their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as to seek and evaluate relevant messages sent by others. Designed to help exceptional students produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts and learn how written and oral performances function together in specific discourse communities. Admission by selection only. Goal 3B, ELO1A Communication

ENGL2100 Discourse II 3 s.h.
The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students will learn to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts that are based on sustained academic research. Students will continue to develop their understanding of critical discourse analysis and critical language awareness in the context of a range of discursive forms (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisite: ENGL1100. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

ENGL2120 Honors Discourse II 3 s.h.
The second of three sequenced courses focused on integrated written and oral communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students will learn to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written and oral texts that are based on sustained academic research, and continue to develop their understanding of critical discourse analysis and critical language awareness in the context of a range of discursive forms (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Admission by selection only. Prerequisite: ENGL1120. Goal 3C, ELO1B Communication

HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
An introductory survey of selected world civilizations from the emergence of Western Europe as a center of world power. The impact of Western civilizations upon the development of other world civilizations and the contemporary emergence of a global perspective will be stressed. Goal 4, ELO5 Histories - World Citizenship

HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
A survey of the personalities, events, and ideas that have shaped United States history since the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis upon the rise of the industrial United States, 20th century adjustments to prosperity, depression and world war, and the political, social, and economic changes since World War II. Goal 1B, ELO5 Histories - Innovation

MATH1250 Informal Geometry 3 s.h.
Major ideas from the various fields of geometry. Topics include analytical, transformational, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, constructions, tiling the plane, and topology. Goal 3A

MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, and measurement. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
A systematic development of the real number system and its subsystems, symbolic logic. Prerequisite: MATH1310. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. Elementary ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math

POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
The nature, philosophy, and history of the United States federal system with major consideration given to the national government, its organization, and the interrelation and functions of its component parts. A consideration of the political processes and legal concepts implicit in the American government. Goal 1B, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C

SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
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